Sunday, 13 April 2014




Harrison Ford did an "AMA" (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit today. Here's his responses to questions he decided to answer.  Click on the "Context" button below each response to see the question.  I'm guessing you can guess most of them.




[–]iamharrisonford[S] 118 points  ago
You know, all I can say is that it's rewarding and challenging, and the competition is so strong that the chances of being successful in that area are statistically daunting. But most people give up, or are unable to sustain themselves until they have the opportunity to become successful which means to get work, so the only thing I can say is try to figure out how not to give up. If it's a true ambition and you really have a passion for storytelling, try and figure out how to hang in there.
[–]iamharrisonford[S] 239 points  ago
I actually like snakes! When I was young, I was a boy scout nature camp counselor, and one of our projects was collecting snakes and creating an environment for them, so I'm quite familiar with snakes and think they'r fantastic creatures.
[–]iamharrisonford[S] 59 points  ago
You know one of the great things about being an actor is that you don't very often go back. For me, the pleasure of it is new characters and new challenges.
[–]iamharrisonford[S] 38 points  ago
I was never very interested in baseball, but Chicago's an incredible town, and I'm still very interested in what goes on in Chicago.
[–]iamharrisonford[S] 47 points  ago
I never played one of the games, and I thought Allie McBeal was fantastic. I really liked the show. I didn't see that many episodes, but I did think it was great.
[–]iamharrisonford[S] 61 points  ago
By trying to eat well and I love to play tennis. I play tennis as often as I can.
[–]iamharrisonford[S] 81 points  ago
I don't have any current plan to return to Indonesia, but I was delighted to bring Dharsono's project to attention and I'm quite happy that we were able to be of some small aid in what he's doing, it's a valuable and important project and I wish him the best.
[–]iamharrisonford[S] 88 points  ago
Oh, I always liked cowboy movies, and there aren't a lot of 'em being done anymore. So I loved scifi in the beautiful desert.
[–]iamharrisonford[S] 157 points  ago
I think Indiana Jones was a lot of fun to do because of the places we went to and the adventures and the action. But Han Solo was also a huge part of my life.
[–]iamharrisonford[S] 181 points  ago
It was goofy. I hadn't seen Anchorman, it was only one day's work, and I knew that it was very popular, and I admired the talents of the people involved, so I went to do it and had a great time, I enjoyed it. I still haven't seen it though.
[–]iamharrisonford[S] 49 points  ago
Well, I don't know that I've learned any real skill, but what I love about acting is learning about different lives, so when you play a policeman, you will often spend some time with policemen that can help you understand them and what goes on in the real life of a policeman, same with a doctor, a surgeon, a scientist, a secret agent, so you get to learn something about different people's lives every time. Research is very important to me.
[–]iamharrisonford[S] 178 points  ago
I'm trying to recover from a Friday night when we worked until 3 in the morning. And I'm still a bit tired.
[–]iamharrisonford[S] 1165 points  ago
Yes. There's millions of dollars buried in your basement.
[–]iamharrisonford[S] 296 points  ago
We have presently 2 dogs, numerous fish, and those are our pets. I haven't owned a cat for many years. I like individual cats, though, yes. Cats are fine.
[–]iamharrisonford[S] 164 points  ago
I spend my free time at home, and with my children whom I love to spend time with.
[–]iamharrisonford[S] 92 points  ago
I don't really have the time anymore. It's a skill that you have to really practice. But the notion that I was a carpenter before I was discovered, when I came to California to be an actor, that's what I wanted to do, if I grew up, when I grew up. And I had some good luck and worked as an actor for many years before I became a carpenter.
[–]iamharrisonford[S] 205 points  ago
Oh no, in most cases, those guys are so talented and so funny. I don't hate it at all, in fact it's interesting you would think that because I usually have a really good time. I'm there to bring attention to some project that's about to be released, and it's great to be able to take advantage of that to bring attention to bring attention to the film.
[–]iamharrisonford[S] 170 points  ago
Yes, I think an ant was named after me by Dr. Wilson. We spoke about him earlier. And they offered to name a butterfly after me, and I thought that would be better that it be named after my daughter, Georgia.
[–]iamharrisonford[S] 397 points  ago
You know, anything that I was involved in with picking people up in a helicopter, I was one of a group of people working with Wyoming on search and rescue. And they were always team efforts, and it was always embarrassing to be singled out and given credit for a rescue or any help I was able to give because it was always a team effort.
[–]iamharrisonford[S] 190 points  ago
Yes. Years of Living Dangerously is a wonderful opportunity to reach a lot of people with the story and importance of climate change in our lives, in recent history there's no bigger threat to the quality of human life than what is taking place right now in respect of climate change. So the chance to bring attention to this issue, this problem, and the potential solutions and mitigations of the problem, was a really important opportunity for me. I've been committed to try to be useful in the protection of nature for a long time through my association through Conservation International, and I thought the people involved in this project were thoughtful and creative and I was very happy to have the chance to work with them.
[–]iamharrisonford[S] 1134 points  ago
Me, of course.

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